Toy Chest Makeover

This is my great-great-grandfather, Joseph Tolman. He died in 1948, but at some point before he did, he made a small wood chest for his granddaughter, (my grandmother) Bonnie. She was his little darling–when Bonnie was 5, her mother, Ida, moved back home for a number of years before she married the man I knew … More Toy Chest Makeover

Jennifer’s “Guide to Forgetting Everything You Knew about Home Improvement.” In 4 zillion steps.

Step 1: Try to make sure your plumber’s apprentice is not a moron. But no—you will probably have no more control over that than I did, which is how you find yourself in this position in the first place: a leak in your ceiling, and three small holes punched up there to let the water … More Jennifer’s “Guide to Forgetting Everything You Knew about Home Improvement.” In 4 zillion steps.